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Hey it’s Robin LaRose.
I just found out that Sam Andrew, co-founder/ guitarist for “Big Brother & the Holding Co.” and instrumental in helping Janis Joplin’s career blossom, died last thursday after open heart surgery in San Rafael Ca. He was 73.
Big Brother & the Holding Company was one of a handful of bands that helped create the “San Francisco” sound. He was a sweet man who had a passion for life, music and family. I spoke with him about the summer of love, the start of Big Brother and Janis Joplin. Listen below